“The Ringmaster” is the new single from Craig Walker & The Cold and will be available to stream and download from November 26th via The state51 Conspiracy.
“The Ringmaster, tells the story of a road trip, to see a loved one for the last time. Despite the obvious sadness involved in such a journey. The trip becomes a joyous celebration of a long life, lived well. For someone who loved them and left them laughing.”
Craig Walker (Power Of Dreams, Archive, The Avener) and Erik Alcock (The New Royales, Eminem, Celine Dion, Pink, Kanye West) were both working and living in Berlin when they were introduced by their publishers. Originally the purpose of them coming together was to write for other artists.
However, they quickly realised that the songs they were creating should be their own project. Thus was born Craig Walker + The Cold (the Cold being a joke about Erik being Canadian). They played their first shows in Paris with further shows in France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Ireland and Germany booked right before the Coronavirus locked down the world.
Ever the workaholics, Craig and Erik have also produced their own podcast – aptly named The ColdCast which was launched recently at Podfest Berlin, the first series features Mark Reeder (Factory Records / MFS). Mark also contributes on a track on the Craig Walker + The Cold album due for release in 2022.
Craig and Erik boast an incredible tally of more than 2 billion streams of songs they have either performed, written or produced on. This eagerly awaited single was recorded in Berlin, produced by Erik and mixed by Ryan McCambridge.
Craig Walker + The Cold go on tour next year supporting Power of Dreams on their March 2022 tour taking in Ireland and the UK.
March 12th – Mike The Pies (Listowel)
March 13th – Cyprus Ave (Cork)
March 15th – Whelans (Dublin)
March 17th – The 100 Club (London).